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Salzburg Sightseeing Tours is the oldest and leading Sightseeing company in the city of Salzburg. As a daughter company of Albus/Salzkraft that was already founded in 1927/28 Salzburg Sightseeing has offered high quality tours in and around Salzburg for more than 85 years. Since 1986 (Albus) and 1992 (Salzkraft) both bus companies including Salzburg Sightseeing Tours are under the ownership of Dr. Richard.

1927 Salzkraft founded - Salzburg Automobile Company
1928 Albus founded - Autobuslinienbetriebsunternehmung Salzburg
1929 First trip up to the Gaisberg Mountain by Albus and Salzkraft;
Ticket offices in Mirabellplatz for Salzkraft and Hanuschplatz for Albus opened
1930 Tours were extended from the middle of the 1930s. Daily tours also to the Gro▀glockner Mountain and tours within Austria
1955 Albus and Salzkraft as well as SAG
(1. Salzburger Autobus Gesellschaft) merged
1963 The first Untersberg Mountain cable car tours were offered
1964 Albus provided up to 7 buses during filming for the successful musical 'Sound of Music'
1966 First tour operator of organised 'Sound of Music' Tours
1967 The Sound of Music Tour was included in the Sightseeing Tour permanently
1985 Albus Incoming founded
1986 Change to Salzburg Sightseeing Tours; Introduction to year round tours
1992 Renovation of ticket-kiosk at Mirabellplatz; Columbus Groups&Incentives founded
1997 Change of Albus Incoming in 'Welcome Touristic'
1998 Maria von Trapp is visiting the Team of Salzburg Sightseeing Tours
2006 A special promotion was made of our Mozart City Tour to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth
2008 Introduction of Hop on Hop off City Tour
2009 Member of Gray Line Worldwide
2010 Change of 'Welcome Touristic' to 'Columbus Welcome Management'
2012 Extension of Hop on Hop off City Tour to 9 languages and 2 additional Sound of Music channels in English and Spanish
2013 45 years Sound of Music Tour - Renaming in "The Original Sound of Music Tour since 1967"